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Lesson Plans


Re: drawing as a skill

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Joseph Augusta (jaugusta)
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 06:56:22 -0400


Joseph Augusta wrote:

> MPBC90 wrote:
> > It was disheartening when I realized a pervasive "I can't draw" attitude
> amongst
> > the faculty at my school.
>
> Shouldn't be. Drawing by hand is only one of the means available today to
> reproduce our ideas visually. All of the great artists throughout time have
> worked with the latest technology--Leonardo is certainly the most prominent.
>
> What's more important for youngsters is to try to get them to think like artists:
> to see connections between things not usually connected, to try out new things
> that haven't been done before, or things that don't at all seem to be art, to
> have them go to their strength--that is, things that are easy for them to do--and
> refine that strength into a visual form of communication. These things are
> important---technique, isn't, unless the young artist wishes to develop these
> skills--but if not, and this is ever more the case these days--execution can be
> left to others if the artist only wants to deal with his or her ideas.
>
> best wishes,
> Joseph